Conway Wealth Group Presents: OPG on Managing Mental Well-Being

Maintaining a healthy mind is increasingly important in our current state of affairs. On Tuesday, October 27th, Conway Wealth Group hosted a special webinar event with Life & Wealth Network member and private behavioral health firm, O’Connor Professional Group, to discuss managing our mental well-being with practical, evidence-based tools.

With an unprecedented number of COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide, there are many conversations and questions around what social distancing and social media has meant to our mental health and well-being. We discussed the following topics with OPG and held an open forum for audience questions:

  • Understanding the impact of the global pandemic on mental health
    • Typical physical and emotional responses to anxiety
  • The link between certain types of screen use and anxiety (social media)
    • Tips to limit use and set healthy boundaries 
  • Managing anxiety and mental well-being in the COVID-19 world
    • Practical, evidence-based tools and resources to promote a healthy mind
  • Suggestions on how to navigate the holiday season
  • Strategies families can employ to connect and reinforce values

Meet the Speakers:

Michael Conway – Conway Wealth Group Founder & CEO
Michael Conway, CFP®, ChFC® is founder and CEO of Conway Wealth Group, a premier, independent financial planning and advisory firm. As a successful and well-respected financial advisor, Michael has spent more than 30 years providing specialized solutions that blend financial and estate planning strategies with open architecture investment management. By steering clients toward Aligning Life & Wealth®, Conway Wealth quantifies not just investment gains, but gains in the categories of life that actually create lasting happiness.

Michael is also the co-founder of the Life & Wealth Network, a platform for advisors to deliver exceptional professional resources to clients in the parts of life that matter most, and the co-founder and chairman of Seeds, a platform for advisors to deliver truly customized investment portfolios that align personal values with financial goals.

Michael is frequently looked to as an expert in financial news media, and has been featured in various publications, including Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal, and Investment News, among others. He was also named one of the 100 Most Influential Advisors by Investopedia.

Arden O’Connor – O’Connor Professional Group Founder & CEO
Arden founded the O’Connor Professional Group to address the needs of families and individuals struggling with an array of behavioral health issues, including addiction, mental health disorders, eating disorders, learning, and other developmental challenges. With several relatives in recovery, Arden is passionate about helping families and individuals navigate the highly fragmented treatment system in a way that creates positive outcomes and allows families to heal. Arden is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. She remains heavily involved in community activities, as a board member of Winsor School Corporation, Collaboration for Family Flourishing, Massachusetts Association of Mental Health, and Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises. Previously, she served as a board member for the Justice Resource Institute (former chair), Harvard Club of Boston, Victory Programs, C4 Recovery Solutions and Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Boston. She maintains professional affiliations with the following organizations: Boston Estate Planning Council and Family Firm Institute.

Whitney Johnson – O’Connor Professional Group Director of Marketing
Whitney is the Director of Marketing at O’Connor Professional Group. Whitney earned a BA in Psychology from Colorado College and is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach with a special focus on grief, anger, and anxiety. Before joining OPG, Whitney was Founder & CEO of an international nonprofit that provided health and psycho-social support services to young people living with HIV. Whitney’s work received recognition, and she was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012, attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in 2014, was a guest speaker at Chicago Ideas Week, and has been interviewed on several news outlets. She leverages ten years of experience in programmatic operations and business development. Whitney also has extensive personal and professional experience in the Family Office space and is a member of the Institute for Family Governance (IFG) and Family Firm Institute (FFI). Her unique professional experiences broaden her ability to understand and effectively address a wide variety of life circumstances and challenges that clients may be facing.